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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1972-12-31

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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1972-12-31

Set 1

Around And Around
Mexicali Blues
Brown Eyed Women
Box Of Rain
Jack Straw
Don't Ease Me In
Beat It On Down The Line
El Paso
Tennessee Jed
Playing In The Band
Casey Jones

Set 2

The Promised Land
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Big River
Truckin' ->
The Other One ->
Drums ->
The Other One ->
Morning Dew
Sugar Magnolia
Sing Me Back Home
Johnny B. Goode

Uncle John's Band
One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA

Source SBD (Pre-FM) > Master Reel
Lineage MR > DAT > SHN > DAW(Bertha) > CDA/SHN
Taped by Unknown
Transferred by J. Ashely


Digitally remastered using a custom built, Dual-DAW, nicknamed Bertha, by Completed on August 18, 2004.

From original text file, and prior to Bertha processing:

(*) Main Source: Vault pre-FM reels > DAT
Patch Source: pre-FM KSAN reel (
DAT > WAV : Sony PCM-R300 > RMEdigi96/8PAD > Soundforge 6.0 by Marc Pujol
WAV > SHN editing, encoding & patching by Matt Vernon


Reviewer: grateful hillbilly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 13, 2015
Subject: EPIC
From Trucking to Dew...possibly one of the most epic, monster, intense, cosmic jams in the history of shit.
Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 10, 2015
Subject: Truckin>Other One
Note: When it says drums and bass
Translate = Bill and Phil
GRATEFUL DEAD = Taking pressure off
the San Andres fault since 1965.
That is all.
Reviewer: Burnt Rich - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 31, 2012
Subject: "Bertha" is revealed in the notes at the bottom of the page...
Not the song.....
Reviewer: Amor_Fati - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 30, 2012
Subject: .
Reviewer: rschwz28 - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2012
Subject: Bertha?
Where is Bertha?
Reviewer: gmarks - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 24, 2009
Subject: a monster
this was the last addition to my '72 collection and am so glad that i stuck with it. It seemed, to me, that there was a good hour of music where nothing stood out then the boys found 4th gear finally and the last hour is just an unique pleasure. And what time of the morning did it finally end? I am so enjoying this site, its almost as good as having the band around live, Reckoning and Europe '72 were what cemented me into D.H. status and i can't wait to see what '73-74 bring next!
Reviewer: TheAmazingKWaves - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 22, 2009
Subject: Phil and Bill
Gotta give it up to Phil and Bill drum and bass jam. Some tasty playing by both of them. Great quality on this one
Reviewer: gphishmon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 16, 2008
Subject: A Plus
This is pretty close to the pinnacle of what they were capable of. The Truckin' > Other One > Morning Dew section contains one of the finest examples I've ever heard of creating new musical themes on the spot. I'm talking about the long B-minor jam that follows the drums and bass. The bass solo itself is one of Phil's most inventive. It all culminates in a spectacular Dew. The sound is very nice for a radio tape, a little overly bassy, but overall very clean and missing the typically distorted radio sound.
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 25, 2008
Subject: The Night The Guy Climbed Down From The Rafters
Excellent show and remastering. A pretty damn hot performance.

I was there. I never thought this was all that good of a show. Maybe because me and about 50 others nearly got our collective breath stampeded out of us, but I have to say that this Bertha makes this sound like I am hearing it for the first time.
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